Welcome to Garden County Schools
Our mission is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe, supportive environment for all students to meet the challenges of a diverse society.

We are “Committed to Excellence”, and we work hard to make the site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students and other members of our community.

Garden County Elementary  Garden County Jr. Sr. High
800 West 2nd 200 West 4th Street
Oshkosh, NE 69154 Oshkosh, NE 69154
308-772-3336 308-772-3242
Fax 308-772-4059 Fax 308-772-3039


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We have an increasing number of ill students and need your help. This is a reminder of our policy to keep sick children home. They must be fever-free of 100 degrees or more without fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours prior to returning to school. Thank you for your help in containing the number of students who are sick. Please contact your building principal if you have questions or concerns. 

Congratulations to Madie Rauch for winning the Oral Spelling Bee! She qualifies to go on to Omaha and compete.


Parent Assessment and District Ratings Information


2017-18 Garden Co. Schools Annual Report

 The 2017-2018 annual report is available by clicking on this link. The report is interactive and you can click on the graph and legend to change the view of the report. https://infograph.venngage.com/pl/FJ7HbAyBZew _______________________________________________________________________________________

Off The Page with Mr. Assmann

This week the Garden County 8th grade participated in their 3rd Off-the-Page lesson of the year. In order to stay in track with the class's theme of "Agriculture on the Great Plains", the lesson was titled "Cowboy Culture". We were extremely fortunate to have Mr. Timothy Nolting come and present a lesson on the history of cowboys in America. Mr. Nolting has published several books on the history of our region and is a well-read historian. During the lesson, students learned about how the first cowboys got started down in Texas, the Longhorns they roped and trailed, and they got the chance to see many primary sources from the time period.
After the presentation, students broke into 3 groups and everyone got a chance to try their hand at some cowboy skills. Students rotated between stations of leatherworking, roping, and cowboy poetry. In addition to poet Tim Nolting, students benefited from the help of roper Terrel Vineyard, and leatherworker Doug Leopold who coached kids in their sessions. Each station provided its own challenges, and hopefully gave students a better feel for these aspects of traditional cowboy culture. All in all, it was a great morning and with any luck, students should have a better appreciation for our unique local history. 

____________________________________________________ THANK YOU RUSH CREEK!

The students at Garden County Schools would like to say THANK YOU to Rush Creek Land & Cattle for the recent donation of 3 beef!!! We are so grateful and appreciate your generosity!!! We look forward to more donors in the spring!


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ESU 13 Special Services Department 

We provide special education services for children birth through 21. Programs including Western Region Autism Network, Deaf Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Development Network, Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities (ILCD),  Meridian, LifeLink, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Planning Region Teams 13 & 14, Secondary Transition, Speech-Language Pathology, Special Education Supervision, and Teacher of the Visually Impaired. 

Supporting children with disabilities in the least restrictive environment:

    Consultative services School-based services (pull-out and inclusion) Natural settings Birth through PreK Two level III programs (Meridian and LifeLink Nebraska)


Please note that this is now a live calendar and things will be added and edited periodically so please check back often. If you are a google calendar user you can add these events to your calendar.
On Friday, September 14th, all 8th graders were trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). According to the American Heart Association, "CPR, if administered immediately after cardiac arrest can double or triple a person's chance of survival. About 90 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die." 8th Civics students are participating in activities throughout the year that encourages engagement with the community and to become more involved citizens. 
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33rd Annual Mid-Winter Conterence
Educational Service Unit #13 is hosting its 33rd annual Mid-Winter Conference, Monday, February 18, 2019.  Administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals from all 21 school districts in the panhandle will be attending.

In 1965, Units were established “In order to provide supplementary educational services to local school districts.” (LB No. 301) ESU13's mission is to achieve educational excellence for all learners through strong partnerships, service and leadership.

For over 30 years, the ESU13 Mid-Winter Conference has endeavored to meet this mission. 

Again, in 2019 we’ve increased the partnership opportunities to support district leadership by having several sessions presented by local educators.

The conference is held at various sites in Scottsbluff, Gering, and Chadron including: The Harms Advanced Technology Center, ESU 13 at 4215 Ave I, the Gering Civic Center, Scottsbluff High School, the Hampton Inn, and Chadron State College.  It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ESU’s professional learning and special education departments contract with nationally-known presenters who offer a variety of workshops for area school administrators, certified, and classified staff members. This year we have local teachers and Department of Education staff as well. We have over 40 sessions from which to choose. Some topics are for specific content areas while others fit a wider audience like how teacher efficacy affects student learning, getting students positively engaged in their learning, and how best to use technology to improve learning.

The 21 school districts served by ESU 13 as well as area private schools attend the conference.  Over 1600 people are registered for the conference.

The annual mid-winter conference is an opportunity for educators to enhance their knowledge, learn from content experts, and add to their tool boxes of skills and ideas.  It is designed to be a day which will increase teacher skills and thus impact student learning across the region.

There is an error on this year's Garden County High School Athletic Schedule regarding volleyball districts. District volleyball will be played on Saturday, Nov. 3 at a TBA site. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
There is an error on this year's Garden County High School Athletic Schedule regarding volleyball districts. District volleyball will be played on Saturday, Nov. 3 at a TBA site. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Jennifer Stanczyk

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Garden County Elementary students have been busy reading. Many EXCEEDED their goals! The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade celebrated with a Grinch party!  Congratulations!
Top two readers by grade: (Name-Points Earned)
Quaidley Larsen-10.1
Raenea Boren-7.5
Rainee Olson -40.4
Kenley Dehning-32.3
Jayda Frederick-62.5
Cable Larsen-51.8
Daniel Beauchamp-47.7
Wilsie Lobner-28.6

Daily Bulletin
Posted on 02/13/2019
Lunch and Breakfast Menu
Posted on 01/29/2019
Migrant Education Program
Posted on 11/02/2018
Migrant Education Program is available to assist students of all ethnicities and races who qualify with educational services, support and resources. If your family works in agricultural and has moved within the last three years, contact us. We may be able to give free educational supports to your children. Contact Danielle Cole Director of Migrant Education at dcole@esu13.org or (308) 635-3696.  more
Sixpence Program Information
Posted on 12/19/2017
Pricing for Large Prints on Vinyl, PVC, Photo Paper and Bright White
Posted on 09/05/2016
Providers for Families Caring for Someone With a Disability
Posted on 03/14/2016
Tumble Books Library
Posted on 03/05/2015
Garden County schools has purchased an account with Tumble Books. Students can read and listen to talking books from anywhere as long as they have an internet connection.   more
It is the policy of Garden County Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, age or national origin in its education programs, administration, policies, employment or other district programs.   more
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